Highlights from the Show:
- ARM-based HPC was all over the showfloor, with servers based on the Cavium ThunderX processor. We want to see the benchmarks.
- Inspur plans to build a manufacturing plant in the USA.
- Bo Ewald says it’s very early for Quantum Computing, but D-Wave Systems is making headway. The company was able to speed up one test application by 10,000X!
- Sugon has designs to expand from China into greater Asia and Russian server markets.
- Tsinghua in China has made a bid to buy Micron for $24 Billion. As one of the major memory manufacturers for the HPC market, Micron has some interesting products in the pipeline centered around their Automata processor.
- IBM was showing a prototype node for their Coral systems based on OpenPOWER.
- The COSMOS team from Cambridge were showing a cosmology application running on alpha-version Intel Knights Landing hardware, including the Omni-Path interconnect.
- The JMI team from India broke the LINPACK record at the Student Cluster Competition.